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The Principles of Green Urbanism: Regenerating the Post-Industrial City

By: Steffen Lehmann

288 pages, photos, figs, tabs

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Paperback | Oct 2010 | #183195 | ISBN-13: 9781844078172
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About this book

How can we transform and future-proof the post-industrial city through strategies of architectural and urban design? The answer is to use an energy-efficient, zero-carbon model based on renewable energy sources and renewable building typologies. This book presents different models for sustainable urban growth, based on the principles of 'Green Urbanism'.

Current and emergent forms of urbanism are influenced by climate change, leading to the idea of a new generation of 'zero-emission cities'. These cities are seen as applying new concepts in densification and expansion, designed with energy efficiency and sustainability as principal criteria. The aim of this type of 'Systems Thinking' is to connect and integrate sustainable design principles with a holistic idea for the future of our cities to generate future-proof strategies for the revitalization of the urban landscape.

'A critical overview of ecological urbanism concepts, offering a methodology for sustainable design.' Dr. Ken Yeang, architect, London/Kuala Lumpur 'Steffen Lehmann has a long interest in sustainable cities design and his book provides a critical overview of ecological urbanism concepts, offering a methodology for sustainable design.' Dr. Ken Yeang, architect, London/Kuala Lumpur 'When Newcastle gets around to changing itself into the city it might be, Steffen Lehmanni? s encyclopaedic text would make a forcible starting point... Lehmann fastidiously lays out the argument for compact, zero-carbon cities based on renewable energy sources, smart design of new structures and adaptive re-use of heritage buildings.' The Newcastle Herald


Contents

Preface by Prof. Herbert Girardet### Foreword by Prof. Peter Droege### Prologue######## Introduction: A Vibrant Urban Renaissance?#### 1. The Principles of Green Urbanism 2. Case Studies ##### Case Study 1: 'City Campus', Urban Renewal through Densification# ## Case Study 2: 'PortCity', Waterfront Development and City Expansion Case Study 3: 'Revitalization of the River Front'#### Case Study 4: 'Green Corridor', a Linear Public Space Network# 3. Looking Ahead - A Low Carbon Future##### Epilogue ####### Appendix######## Excerpt from 'Solar Charta' (courtesy Prof. Thomas Herzog, Munich) # Excerpt from 'Eco-City Declaration, San Francisco 2008' ## Who's who in Sustainable City Making? Glossary Index

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Biography

Professor Steffen Lehmann PhD, holds the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific, as well as the Professorial Chair in Architectural Design at The University of Newcastle, Australia. He is an architect and urban designer, and the Founding Director of the s_Lab Space Laboratory for Architectural Research and Design (Sydney-Berlin).

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